I started this project moved by the need to explore and understand a personal situation. In 2012, I received a diagnosis of remitting-relapsing multiple sclerosis. The unpredictability of this disease and the fear of an uncertain future submerged me into a mental state of disbelief and denial. I felt I was immediately thrust into a state of otherness, fragmenting my identity and causing me to be misunderstood and excluded socially. I needed to understand my conflicting feelings about the situation and to cope with my anxiety and frustration, and so I sought to inform my introspection by studying the creative work of others who had undergone a similar transition. The work is composed of 2 pieces. The video piece, A Disappointed Woman, presents a visual allegory my experience of MS. The Journal of A Disappointed Woman narrates the process accepting my situation through my intimate thoughts and reflections on relevant literature.
Sara Bertolasi • Jane Bradford • Cristina Calvo • Natalie De La Mare • Martin Dixon • Bob Marsden • Donna Lamarr McKeown • Hilary Rock • Valérie Sieyes • Christina Stohn •